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# Books

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What are the best Irish reads of 2020? The Irish Book Awards are on tonight - and you can tune in
6,000 books gifted to children in direct provision, hospitals and homeless services across Ireland
'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'
Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Keelin Shanley, Luke O'Neill and Mary McAleese among this year's Irish Book Awards nominees
Here are the 15 sports books longlisted for the William Hill prize
Poll: Have you been reading more books over the past six months?
Trump’s former national security adviser can publish tell-all book, judge rules
Dublin City Council reveals most popular books borrowed during Covid-19 lockdown
JK Rowling announces new fairytale for children will be published free online
Poll: Have you been reading more books than usual lately?
Hampson, Woodward, Brennan - 14 recommended rugby books
Open thread: What are your comfort reads?
Poll: Do you plan to read more books than usual over the next few weeks?
'Britain has pride about not succumbing to fascism in the 20th century - I'm suggesting it could happen in the 21st'
Poll: How often do you read a book?
Anne Enright: 'Pre-Trump, if you had a problem it was your problem. That's another head-wreck'
These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020
These were our favourite books of 2019 - what were yours?
Success for Vicky Phelan, Joe Duffy and Andrea Corr at Irish Book Awards
Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)
Eight Irish novels longlisted for 2020 Dublin Literary Award worth €100,000
'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story
'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel
Antony Farrell
'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller
Dawn Behan
Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition'
Sam Blake
Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction
Robert Harris: 'People ask if I'd write about Boris or Trump; and I say no, because it's meaningless'
Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction
Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?
The Irish For: Teaching toddlers Gaeilge through the art of storytelling
Darach Ó Séaghdha
American author Emily Ruskovich wins Dublin literary award worth €100,000
Two Irish authors shortlisted for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize
Catholic priests in Poland burn Harry Potter and Twilight books
11 books to stick on your reading list for April
Gigi and Bella are reportedly using ‘books as accessories’ so here are 5 others they could use
We asked you about the first book that made you cry, and things got weepy
Opinion: 'My book club was my lifeline'
Bridget Ginnity
'Irish society was based on a culture of secrecy for so long... but people have started to say no to that'
From a 'dreadful' job to publishing her first novel at 54: 'It's life-changing, it really is'
Why you should try and visit your local library more often in 2019